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involuntary

Physiol (esp of a movement or muscle) performed or acting without conscious control
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I involuntarily held my breath, expecting to see the form of my companion, after being sustained for a moment by the branches of the tree, sink through their frail support, and fall headlong to the bottom.
It was suggested in the introduction that feelings of learned helplessness, more likely to be experienced by the involuntarily redundant group, may lead people to accept lower quality re-employment.
In South Carolina, for example, Morris Village is run by dedicated, experienced, excellent clinicians to treat unfunded patients who voluntarily or involuntarily are transferred to their facility.
Solution-focused applications are proposed to assist survivor employees to return to workplace homeostasis after co-workers voluntarily or involuntarily leave the organization.
The article argues that a functional approach is ethically better than a categorical approach in deciding whether involuntarily admitted patients have the capacity to give informed consent to participation in research.
MORE To Life is an organisation which offers help and support for those who are involuntarily childless.
The point is simple: All Americans came from somewhere else--whether voluntarily or involuntarily. At one time, we were all immigrants.
Shortly thereafter the Bush administration announced that at least 2,500 discharged Marines would be involuntarily reactivated for combat duty through the Marine Corps' Individual Ready Reserves (IRR) program.
In Parkinson's patients, particularly after years of medication, this region sends aberrant signals that disrupt nerve circuits and cause limbs to jerk involuntarily. The pulses from the electrode apparently block these abnormal signals.
Given the high turnover of CEOs in general, and the high turnover of physician executives in particular--approximately half are involuntarily terminated within five years--one might naturally think twice about his or her visibility in the company in relation to career stability.
During his time in the house, he raised awareness of his condition, which leads him to twitch and swear involuntarily.
The New Hampshire Supreme Court reversed an order to involuntarily hospitalize a woman with a history of mental illness who had discontinued her prescribed medications.